Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Midweek Post: Le Teint Touche Eclat

Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation in 'BR10', £28 for 30ml.


If you've been reading my blog a while you'll know what a big fan of YSL I am. I think they have the edge over the Diors and Chanels when it comes to their cosmetic offerings, so when I heard about this release earlier in the year I knew that it'd be something that would be 'very me' beauty-wise, there's nothing I'd love more than to have a healthy, polished complexion.

It was hard, very hard, to put down the DoubleWear and give this a go. I was so used to the trustworthy staying power of DW that I was dubious to try any other foundations for risk of them falling off my face or going patchy after 4 hours.
YSL's Le Teint Touche Eclat is a very light foundation with inbuilt 'glow'. In consistency it is a thin gel, the coverage is buildable from light to light medium if desired and there is a shade that matches me well (BR 10).

There's no other way to decribe the finish of this than as shiny. It is shiny, but not greasy. I would recommend setting this with a powder in areas where you may not like to be too shiny, for me that is on the forehead, nose and chin yet due to it's finish, it glows through the powder and creates the look of inner radiance that, come on admit it- we all want. 
I was nicely surprised at how well this lasts too, aside from a bit of slip in my oiliest areas, it stays in place without a primer for a full day at work (lets say 7-8 hours indoors). I even put it to the test- it endured a day at Ikea and several hours of stressful DIY putting-together of various flatpack furniture and still looked alright at the end of all that. I'm very impressed!

Overall, I give this foundation a big thumbs up. It works well for me as it isn't too thick, it adds a radiance to the skin, it blends easily (I find it works best with fingers) and it matches my skin. This has certainly become my go-to foundation.

Do you use this foundation? What other foundations have you found to be surprisingly long lasting?


17 comments:

  1. Great review! I was worried it would be too oily for my t-zone. Maybe I'll give it a try after all. xx

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    1. Hi Maya, go and get matched and ask for a sample so that you can try it out for yourself first, if you do have an oily tzone then try a mattifying primer underneath it too xx

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  2. oooo em, love this review. I always stick to my old faithful chanel foundation, but being such a massive fan of the touch eclat highlighter, ive had my beady eye on this but been too scared to invest. it looks gorgeous on your skin, i love the dewy glowwy look. Did you get some nice bits from IKea??! hehe xx

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    1. I think I need to go and see if Chanel go pale enough for me! Go and get matched and ask to sample it first, they're really generous mine lasted three weeks! Ha ha oh yes, some lovely chest of drawers!! xx

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  3. Oooh I may have to try this. I'm currently using the illamasqua skin base, it's been my closet colour match yet, but this looks pretty light too. :)

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    1. Hi Bina, this foundation is slightly deepers than Skin Base, if you're using shade 2, but it is worth a try as it is a lovely foundation x

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  4. Loved reading this review- if only I could afford YSL!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww put it on your christmas or birthday list!x

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  5. The shade range is brilliant. Definitely the best match I've ever had and I ordered online without trying it out first. I think it lasts quite well too, alot longer than I expected.
    xo

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    1. It lasted better than I expected too, I really did think it would slip off but it doesn't!xx

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  6. I love a light foundation, this is the sort of finish I like. I currently love Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua xx

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    1. I'm definitely coming round to lighter foundations as my skin seems to be improving. I've definitely got to check out the Chanel xx

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  7. I think this would be too dewy for my oily skin, but it does sound good, especially about how long it lasts! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Sounds lovely, great review :) I keep hearing such great things about this product and now I'm very tempted! Might get a sample and see if they have a shade match x

    http://bowtiedbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  9. I was impressed by this too! Lovely to find another blogger with similar colouring to me :D there's not many of us around haha!

    Nic x

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